Review – Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead

May 5, 2011 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead

If a book was every going to break my heart, it’s this one. I don’t cry when I read, nor when I watch movies, but I was tearing up at the end of Shadow Kiss. This book is everything I ever wanted and then suddenly it tore my heart into itty bitty pieces. I think if I hadn’t known there would be more books that I would’ve […]

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Review – Firelight by Sophie Jordan

May 4, 2011 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Firelight by Sophie Jordan

Slow to start: I initially had trouble getting into the story. It seemed to take several chapters before there was anything to really draw me in. There was also the fact that the novel’s in present tense, which really threw me off. At times it seemed like it would have been better suited to be in past tense, which I personally would’ve preferred. Last were […]

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Review – Spirit Storm by E.J. Stevens

April 28, 2011 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Spirit Storm by E.J. Stevens

Here come the spirits: After reading the first book, She Smells the Dead, and enjoying it, I had high hopes for the sequel. However, I found the book somewhat anti-climatic, especially the ending. Yuki was preparing and working so hard to fend off all these spirits and what does she do? Steals an amulet and everything’s alright. I continued to read the book because I […]

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Review – Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld

April 25, 2011 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld

The war is still raging: In this sequel to Westerfeld’s Leviathan, World War I is still raging across Europe. And yet again, Deryn and Alek are on another adventure. Westerfeld keeps the excitement flowing through this second book as the airship, Leviathan, heads for the Ottoman Empire. I loved the action in this novel and Westerfeld’s attention to detail, especially concerning the variety of cultures […]

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Review – She Smells the Dead by E.J. Stevens

April 19, 2011 | Book Review by Austine
Review – She Smells the Dead by E.J. Stevens

Let there be… vinegar: What an interesting power! Yuki, as the title suggests, can smell the dead. This isn’t your average superpower; nothing like flying, invisibility or super-strength. As a lover of the strange, I found this idea to be intriguing and it held my attention through the course of the book (especially how Yuki’s most recent otherworldly friend makes her smell vinegar. Yuck, but […]

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Review – Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost

April 16, 2011 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost

Action, adventure, comedy, and romance. Who could want more? This book was an action-packed urban fantasy that was sometimes serious, sometimes (very) heavy on the romance, and sometimes drop-on-the-floor hysterical. Cat and Bones have a certain chemistry that makes them perfect for the main characters of this book as their personalities clash and mix to create a whirl of an adventure. Halfway to the Grave […]

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Review – Claire de Lune by Christine Johnson

April 15, 2011 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Claire de Lune by Christine Johnson

A new take on werewolves: Unlike most novels I’ve read about werewolves, Johnson provides a fresh idea where the only werewolves are female and they have closely knit packs. The world also knows about werewolves and have organizations, whose goals are to “cure” the werewolves of their “curse.” Similar to Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series, the werewolf gene isn’t triggered until around the age of sixteen. […]

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